Is Tejano Music Completely Dead? We Ask The Experts

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Gary Hobbs:

After 29 and a half years, I'm still here and I'm still going somewhere with Tejano. I may not be the biggest artist, but I'm happy being Gary Hobbs. Status doesn't mean too much to be, as long as I'm able to entertain, I will.

It's not over until God says it is. Tejano artists work hard for what we have. So yes, Tejano has gone through a cycle, it has evolved and declined, but every form of music goes through the same. Country, disco, funk...

I really just want to say "thank you" to my fans for the support. It keeps me, and Tejano, going.

Ruben Ramos:

To me it is still very much alive. It may not be on the radio anymore, but it hasn't gone away! I'm not underground. As long as I'm still working and Little Joe and everybody is still working, it will not be dead.

The fans didn't die either. We still attract great crowds without land radio. I just finished a new album of Tejano, mariachi, and oldies rock. I love to do this... what else am I gonna do?!

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